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Reconciling Mineral Rights and Conservation Easements

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Answers on subsurface mining below conservation easements.

 

Smallholder agroforestry plots may boost tree conservation - Report

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When natural forests are threatened by deforestation or climate change, the best hope for the survival of certain at risk tree species may be to include them in agroforestry plots managed by small farmers, according to new research.

 

Crop Insurance and Conservation Compliance

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The failed Senate bill reattached conservation compliance to the crop/revenue insurance program that was subsidized by the Federal Government.

 

Iowa's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

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Excerpts from Iowa's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) applicable to Private Landowners.

 

A fierce, expensive fight erupts over conservation easements

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An ongoing fight over tax breaks for conserving privately owned land — and accusations that some people are using them as a tax shelter — is spurring an expensive lobbying battle involving landowners and conservationists.

 

Soil and Water Conservation Districts

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What is a Soil and Water Conservation District? Across the United States, nearly 3,000 conservation districts - almost one in every county - are helping local people to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources.

 

Unique Partnership Promotes Conservation through Ranching

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A group of ranching and conservation organizations have formed a broad-based coalition to enhance ranching practices that consider important conservation issues throughout the West.

 

Mississippi's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (Wildlife Action Plan)

Excerpts from Mississippi's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) applicable to Private Landowners.

 

Hunters - A Force for Conservation

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Hunting seasons are starting to open, making this a great time to commemorate the important role that hunters play in habitat conservation.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking

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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Conservation helps landowners ‘drought proof’ farms, ranches

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Uniform Conservation Easement Act Summary

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Although traditional uses of land for industrial, commercial, residential and agricultural purposes have continued, conservation and historic preservation have become important as well.

 

Cost-effective Conservation Practices

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This article includes ideas on how to improve your operation environmentally and economically.

 

Government, company agreementwill help farmers improve conservation practices

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Conservation Easements

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One tool for estate planners is the conservation easement, by which a landowner voluntarily restricts his or her land from being developed, restricts the amount of development or protects existing features, like a building facade with historic value.

 

Can I Really Preserve My Land and Make Money?

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Conservation easement income tax credits are a land preservation tool available to help Colorado landowners preserve their working farms and ranches and protect wildlife habitat and scenic views.

 

Cattleman Practices Good Conservation

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A Mississippi cattleman is using native grasses in a 200-acre intensive grazing operation that is both efficient and environmentally friendly.& ...

 

Protecting Nature, Harvesting Timber

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How different conservation groups got into managing forestland, and the lessons they've learned. 

 

Excerpts from California's Wildlife Action Plan applicable to Private Landowners

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We have done the work combing through the California Plan and excerpting all of the sections that are relevant to the needs and interested of private landowners.

 

Charitable Conservation Contribution of Real Property Sought in WI or IL

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A coalition of organizations that seek to provide sanctuary, rehabilitation, neutering and adoption services for a wide range of animals is seeking a home.

Search our Partner Database of Conservation Success Stories

Cooperative Conservation AmericaWhat is Cooperative Conservation America? CCA is a public forum for collecting and sharing the cooperative conservation stories, lessons, models and achievements of all Americans. It provides citizen conservationists from every walk of life an opportunity to contribute to, and learn from, a common pool of conservation knowledge, tools, and practices - a cumulative and evolving database of information that will advance citizen stewardship, foster community-based conservation, encourage and support the vital role of private lands and landowners, and expand and strengthen shared governance in the care and conservation of America's lands, waters, and wildlife.

 

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